Hard News is like the film noir, of newsroom headlines. Will it work in today’s news market? According to KOSU News Business. NBC anchor Brian Williams wants to return to a 20 years-ago news tradition. He wants to launch a new network TV newsmagazine.
“Hosted live from NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters — thus the name, Rock Center — it’s an ambitious attempt to showcase both Williams’ serious news skills and his signature dry wit. And if it’s going to succeed, he and NBC may have to reinvent the newsmagazine for a new age.
That’s because in today’s TV universe, most prime-time newsmagazines (60 Minutes usually excepted) are generally concerned with less highbrow fare. Think Dateline’s To Catch A Predator, or Barbara Walters’ 20/20 interview with Mariah Carey and her new twin babies. The latter was the highest-rated program on the night of Oct. 21.
NBC executives says Rock Center will tackle heavier topics. Early ads for the show focused on a roster of high-profile correspondents — Ted Koppel, Kate Snow, Harry Smith.”
Couldn’t agree more. “Undercover with the spies of Goldman Sachs” would be riveting.
Do you think this show can replace Chris Matthews news style?
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